By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative/PAC Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
A myth perpetuated by the abortion industry is that in the wake of the historic Dobbs U.S. Supreme Court decision last year, the populace is gung-ho pro-abortion and wants to expand abortion at every turn.
The fact of the matter is that, in national poll after national poll, it has been shown that most people oppose most abortions. Let me repeat that: most people oppose most abortions.
It is written on the human heart to stand squarely against the taking of an innocent, unrepeatable human life. Abortion is an inherently violent act which kills a baby and leaves a woman to mourn the child she has lost.
The abortion industry and its allies have mountains of money to throw into campaigns to try to convince voters of things that are not true. When vastly outspent, it is incredibly difficult for the pro-life side to correct the many, many misconceptions about the so-called “right to abortion.”
The pro-abortion machine likes to set up “proxy fights” between itself and advocates for life, setting up a scenario whereby, through its vast financial reserves, it can claim victory in electoral contests—particularly for state Supreme Courts. The question that is perennially missing from news stories is: How on earth can a judge claim to be fair and impartial, when endorsed by the abortion industry?
This state of affairs has led all manner of candidates to try to ignore the issue of abortion all together, even going so far as to be fearful to show support for pregnant women seeking alternatives to abortion. This is just conceding defeat and, worst of all, deprives mothers of the vital services they need.
The pro-life brand is not toxic—abortion is. We need to be resolute in explaining the devastating consequences of abortion to children, women, families, and our society.
The truth will eventually win out